Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Pediatrics, College of Medicine
University of Vermont
RE4 477, 4318 Rehab, UHC
1 S. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-656-2529
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: March 09, 2017


Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Autism Projects Coordinator
Discipline(s): Speech-Language Pathology
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
National Training Directors' Council
No Council Membership
Research: Nature & treatment of autism including theory of mind, social communication, social stories, peer play emotion regulation & neural activation in social cognition;interdisciplinary practice & collaboration
Education: Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Speech-Language Pathology, 1983
Major Area: Child Language, Normal and Disordered
Outside Area of Concentration: Cognitive Psychology
Dissertation: Cumulative effects of syntactic and phonological complexity on children's productions
M.A. Kent State University, Speech Pathology, 1977
Thesis: Mimicry vs. imitative modeling: An instructional technique with mentally retarded children
B.S. Kent State University, Speech Pathology & Audiology, 1976
Service: Vice President for Standards & Ethics in SLP, Board of Directors, ASHA
Member, Board of Trustees, Fletcher Allan Health Care
Chair, Autism Task Force, State of Vermont
Member, Autism Development Steering Committee, Higher Education Collaborative for Education Workforce Development. State Dept. of Education


Patricia A. Prelock is Professor in the Department of Communication Science, and Co-PI for the Autism LEND Grant through the VT-ILEHP Program. Recently, she was named Dean for the College of Nursing & Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. She is also PI for the Vermont State Improvement Grant-SLP-Distance Learning Initiative. She teaches graduate courses in language learning disabilities, autism, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her research interests include evaluating the efficacy of interdisciplinary practice and the nature and treatment of autism, including the use of social stories and peer play to facilitate social communication in children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Prelock serves on the Editorial Board or as an Editorial Consultant for 11 national and international professional journals. She has over 355 presentations and 102 publications. She is a board recognized child language specialist and received the 1998 Friends Award through the Vermont Parent Information Center and the first Annual Autism Society of Vermont Excellence in Service Award in 2000, was named an ASHA fellow in 2000, received the 2000 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award and was named a University of Vermont Scholar in 2003.

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